Anthony Cannizzaro

Family Business Initiative and Good Economy Lab

Dr. Anthony Cannizzaro is Associate Professor of International Business and Strategic Management at the Busch School of Business and serves as the Area Director of the Strategy Management & Operations academic area. He is the Academic Director for both the School's International Business program and the University's new Family Business Initiative.

Dr. Cannizzaro's academic interests lay at the intersection of business, government, and civil society. His research is interdisciplinary, synthesizing theory from international strategy with complementary areas such as institutional economics, political economy, and economic sociology to better understand how multinational firms engage with diverse stakeholders. His current work examines the implications of institutions, political relations, and state ownership on the transparency of foreign direct investment.

Dr. Cannizzaro's research has been published in top outlets including the Journal of International Business Studies,  Accounting, Organizations & Society and the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings. His work has also been recognized by the Academy of International Business with a nomination for the AIB/Temple Best Paper Award, and by the Academy of Management as a finalist for the International Management Division Willamette Best Paper in Social Responsibility Award. Further, he is two-time recipient of the Chei-Min Paik Award for Excellence in Business Research from the George Washington University.

Dr. Cannizzaro is an active member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), the Academy of Management (AOM), and the Strategic Management Society (SMS). He has been recognized with multiple Best Reviewer Awards from the Academy of Management, and previously served as chair of the International Management Division's Doctoral Student Committee.

Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Dr. Cannizzaro worked at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, a multinational investment banking firm specializing in the financial services industry. His primary role involved advising bank and thrift institutions on corporate valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and raising and managing capital. While at KBW, he executed over a billion dollars in M&A and capital raising transactions and advised scores of clients in conjunction with the US government’s Troubled Assets Relief Program.

Dr. Cannizzaro holds a bachelor's degree in international business and finance from the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, and a doctor of philosophy degree from the George Washington University School of Business.

He is a devoted husband and father to two boys, a fourth degree Knight of Columbus, and was born and raised in the Great State of Ohio.